1916 United States presidential election in Maine

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1916

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  Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg
Nominee Charles Evans Hughes Woodrow Wilson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New Jersey
Running mate Charles W. Fairbanks Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 69,508 64,033
Percentage 50.99% 46.97%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1916 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 7, 1916, as part of the 1916 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine was won by the Republican nominee, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes of New York, and his running mate Senator Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana. They defeated Democratic nominees, incumbent Democratic President Woodrow Wilson and Vice President Thomas R. Marshall.

Hughes won Maine by a narrow margin of 4.02 percent. Nevertheless, Wilson won the election nationally by a narrow margin of 23 electoral votes.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maine, 1916[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Charles Evans Hughes of New York Charles Warren Fairbanks of Indiana 69,508 50.99% 6 100.00%
Democratic Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas Riley Marshall of Indiana 64,033 46.97% 0 0.00%
Socialist Allan Louis Benson of New York George Ross Kirkpatrick of New Jersey 2,177 1.60% 0 0.00%
Prohibition James Franklin Hanly of Indiana Ira Landrith of Tennessee 596 0.44% 0 0.00%
Total 136,314 100.00% 6 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Hughes# Hughes% Wilson# Wilson% Others# Others% Total votes cast[2]
Androscoggin 4,496 43.71% 5,464 53.12% 326 3.17% 10,286
Aroostook 5,770 69.58% 2,425 29.24% 98 1.18% 8,293
Cumberland 11,768 53.59% 9,795 44.60% 398 1.81% 21,961
Franklin 1,988 49.89% 1,908 47.88% 89 2.23% 3,985
Hancock 3,192 48.14% 3,303 49.81% 136 2.05% 6,631
Kennebec 6,731 53.71% 5,527 44.11% 273 2.18% 12,531
Knox 2,211 37.82% 3,434 58.74% 201 3.44% 5,846
Lincoln 1,781 49.97% 1,718 48.20% 65 1.82% 3,564
Oxford 4,026 51.73% 3,625 46.58% 131 1.68% 7,782
Penobscot 7,324 49.41% 7,294 49.21% 205 1.38% 14,823
Piscataquis 2,142 54.16% 1,763 44.58% 50 1.26% 3,955
Sagadahoc 1,828 49.01% 1,791 48.02% 111 2.98% 3,730
Somerset 3,567 51.24% 3,134 45.02% 260 3.74% 6,961
Waldo 2,418 47.58% 2,539 49.96% 125 2.46% 5,082
Washington 3,891 52.24% 3,459 46.44% 99 1.33% 7,449
York 6,375 47.45% 6,854 51.02% 206 1.53% 13,435
Totals 69,508 50.99% 64,033 46.97% 2,773 2.03% 136,314

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1916 Presidential General Election Results – Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 223-224 ISBN 9780804716963